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Big Rapids, MI

The small city of Big Rapids, Michigan is home to approximately 11,000 residents. Young adults (15-24) can expect to feel right at home, as they make up an above-average percentage of the population, while young professionals are less well-represented. Big Rapids ranks as the third-youngest city in the state with an average age of just over 30. The majority of Big Rapids residents rent, and 42% of residents are homeowners, driven in part by a relatively affordable average rent that is $161 a month lower than the state average. Over the course of a year, renters in Big Rapids will save around $1,900 compared to the state average.

Big Rapids residents have an average commute of about 15 minutes, outperforming the Michigan average of about 25 minutes. Driving a vehicle is the most common way to get to work, chosen by 32% of commuters, while public transportation is not extensively used. Walking (5%) isn't a common method of commuting to work, though the number far exceeds the national average.

Among Big Rapids residents over the age of 25, 6% have earned a Bachelor's degree and 5% possess a Master's degree or Doctorate. Many Big Rapids residents work in one of four industries: education, healthcare, entertainment, and retail. Combined, these industries account for 32% of the city's workforce. With an average annual income of just under $44,000, Big Rapids workers earn around $18,000 less than the average Michigan resident. Big Rapids's average income also trails the national average of $73,345.

Average Rent in Big Rapids

Studio1 Bed2 Bed3 Bed
Dec 19$715$730$920$1,525
Oct 197157305191,525
Sep 197157305191,525
Aug 197157301,0501,525
Jul 197157309201,525
Jun 197157308901,525
May 197157309201,000
Apr 197159509201,515
Mar 197159507511,515
Feb 19751
*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

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